SINGAPORE: SIA extends handling agreement with WFS

Singapore Airlines Cargo has extended its cargo handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in the UK and Ireland with a new contract covering Dublin, Shannon and Cork. This is in addition to the airline’s decision to renew its existing handling contract with WFS at Manchester Airport for a furtherthree years. In Manchester, WFS provides […]


Singapore Airlines Cargo has extended its cargo handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in the UK and Ireland with a new contract covering Dublin, Shannon and Cork. This is in addition to the airline’s decision to renew its existing handling contract with WFS at Manchester Airport for a furtherthree years.

In Manchester, WFS provides cargo reception and handling services for cargo carried on the carrier’s three-times weekly B777 flights to Singapore. This schedule will increase to five flights a week for the summer 2010 schedule, all operating via Munich.

From Manchester, WFS also prepares cargo originating in the north of England for Singapore Airline’s B747-400 freighter operations from London Heathrow and Europe.

“It was important for us to retain such an important customer as Singapore Airlines and even more pleasing to be extending our contract to include Ireland,” said WFS’ operations director in the UK, Cliff McKrell.

“The airline’s plan to gradually upgrade its Manchester flights from B777-200 to B777-300 operations will also increase volumes as the larger aircraft can carry up to 20 tonnes, 11 tonnes more than the B777-200. Our aim is to continue to provide the high service levels Singapore Airlines enjoys from WFS to ensure they fill this extra capacity.”